The concept for StoneCycling started with Tom van Soest at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. During his studies he focused on using the full potential of waste to create new building materials. Using the waste materials as a starting point, he started to grind, blend and process them in different ways. This led to surprising results uncovering the great potential and value waste materials can have. In 2013 he founded StoneCycling together with Ward Massa. Ever since, StoneCycling has made big steps forward and is now one of the pioneers in designing, developing and producing unique building materials from waste.
Now, 3 years later the first buildings including recycled WasteBasedBricks are coming up. The company states that in the years to come it will introduce a range of new products for the interior and the exterior, enabling architects to give a personal and sustainable touch to their designs as more and more architects are choosing sustainable facade materials. They value StoneCycling’s personal approach and love for making beautiful sustainable and tailor-made products.
According to the company, these bricks give buildings a unique and sustainable look and feel. The recipe is different for each variation and they all meet the industry requirements and contain a considerable amount of recycled waste materials (some as much as 100 percent). The waste materials are collected from within a 150 kilometer radius of the factories the company works with, . Combining various waste materials open up a range of new possibilities. WasteBasedBricks come in many shapes and sizes. Square, round and 3D surfaces are available.
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